Health & Wellness Features
AP analysis: Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis....
Wyoming sees first confirmed human case of rabies
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the state's first recorded case of human rabies....
Water filter distribution starts for residents in Flint
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Officials have begun distributing filters to some Flint residents receiving water from the city's water system....
EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy....
Low-nicotine cigarettes cut use, dependence, study finds
A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found....
Again? Health care debate expands for 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's health care debate has been called an unhealthy political obsession. But if the 2016 presidential hopefuls have any say, it's about to get bigger....
England, Wales ban smoking in cars with children inside
LONDON (AP) -- Smokers who light up in vehicles with children inside will face fines in England and Wales as anti-smoking measures are expanded to protect young people from the dangers of second-hand smoke....
Cooling towers blamed for Legionnaires' disease at prison
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Dirty cooling towers were to blame for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens of inmates and at least four employees at San Quentin State Prison since late August, according to a report Thursday....
Rare Q fever outbreak reported in American medical tourists
NEW YORK (AP) -- Five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells, health officials reported Wednesday....
In New Hampshire, substance abuse at center of 2016 campaign
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Sitting among hospital leaders, law enforcement and recovering addicts in New Hampshire's largest city Wednesday, Jeb Bush heard a sobering statistic: In the past 30 days, 102 people overdosed on drugs in Manchester alone. Ten died....
With John Boehner departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting Sunday that “McConnell needs to resign!!” In an interview with The Washington Times, the RNC Vice Chair Villere said the ‘GOP brand is being damaged."
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